Kristin Lindow joined Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group in 1993. During her tenure, she has been involved in the expansion of Moody’s country ratings throughout the developing world, in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Africa. In 2007, Lindow assumed responsibility as the regional credit officer overseeing Moody’s analysis for its sovereign and supranational ratings in Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Moody’s, Lindow was a senior economist at the Institute of International Finance in Washington, DC, where she focused on the macroeconomic policies and external financing needs of heavily-indebted Latin American countries. Before that, she was a senior economist in the Developing and Centrally Planned Economies Service at Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, also in Washington, DC, specializing in the Middle East and Europe, and previously she was a research assistant at Chase Econometrics in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Lindow received a BS in Foreign Service (cum laude) from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1977, and later undertook graduate coursework in economics, statistics, and mathematics.